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Daniel Betton

Daniel Betton, one of 279 convicts transported on the Gilmore, 03 October 1838

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Daniel Betton
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1790
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: 15th June, 1844
Age: 54 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 54 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 15 years

Crime: Breaking and entering and stealing
Convicted at: Stafford Assizes
Sentence term: 15 years
Ship: Gilmore
Departure date: 3rd October, 1838
Arrival date: 24th January, 1839
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 277 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/11, Page Number 348
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Carol Brunt on 8th June, 2012 wrote:

Daniel Betton was my maternal 3rd great grandfather. He was accidentally killed in Van Diemans Land.  Inquest verdict reads - Daniel Betton came to his death by accident from a loaded dray passing over his body and likewise???

He was born in Shropshire and married Hannah Webb on the 4th September 1811 in Norton on the Moors Staffordshire.  Daniel and Hannah had children James, Elijah, Charles, Hannah, Dinah and Daniel.

Carol Brunt on 18th July, 2014 wrote:

Daniel Betton was my 3rd great grandfather (maternal) he was transported to Australia with his nephew George Betton b1812.

George was transported to Australia on the John Barry on 12 Nov 1838. 

Daniel was accidentally killed in Van Diemans land on the 15 Jun 1844 after being knocked down by a farm waggon/dray.  His inquest was held 17 Jun 1844.

Convict Changes History

Carol Brunt on 8th June, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 1790-00-00, date of death 1844-06-15, gender m

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